Ukraine: Fighting closes Donetsk airport, claims dozens of lives

May 27, 2014 11:05 AM

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Ukraine: Fighting closes Donetsk airport, claims dozens of lives

Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- Pro-Russia separatists and government forces battled at Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, claiming 40 lives, authorities said Tuesday, in what appears to be the deadliest outbreak of violence in the city.

An additional 31 people have been injured, including four civilians, according to the website of the Donetsk mayor, Alexander Lukyanchenko.

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